Do flies carry any diseases?



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    Absolutely!  Flies walk on and consume excrement, garbage and manure, and they are known to carry as many as 6 million bacterias on their feet.  They contaminate food and surfaces by defecating and regurgitating on them.  They are capable of carrying more than 100 pathogens, such as, cholera, salmonella, typhoid, anthrax, tuberculosis, dysentery, leprosy…the list goes on and on.

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    Yes, flies carry diseases — a lot of them. The common house fly can spread diseases like conjunctivitis, poliomyelitis, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, anthrax, leprosy, cholera, diarrhea, and dysentery. For much more information on the types of diseases different types of flies can spread, you can read answers to previous GreenAnswer questions here:


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